Connecting to the Secure Wireless Network in Windows XP

This document will guide you through the process of connecting to the secure wireless network in Windows XP. (How do I connect from another operating system?) This process should take 5 to 10 minutes.

For more information about the wireless network, including coverage areas and general information see the Wireless Network Overview.

If you need help setting up your wireless connection you may contact the ITS Helpdesk.

Images marked in red indicate where you should click and images with a green arrow will play an animation guiding you through that particular step.

  1. To begin, open Network Connections
    To do this, click the Start button, point to Control Panel and then double-click Network Connections
  2. Add the TrumanSecureWireless network
    To do this, right click on Wireless Network Connection and select View Available Wireless Networks
  3. In this new window, select Changed Advanced Settings on the right side.
  4. Click the Wireless Networks tab at the top of the next window
  5. Click Add under the Preferred Networks list. (If you already have TrumanSecureWireless in the list, remove it by selecting it and clicking Remove. Then continue with this step)
  6. Type in TrumanSecureWireless for the Network name  (SSID) and select WPA for Network Authentication and AES if listed for Data encryption. (What do I do if I don’t see WPA listed as authentication type?)
  7. Click the Authentication tab near the top of the window
  8. Select Protected EAP (PEAP) under the EAP type.
    Only for personal systems not owned by Truman (How do I know if I am using a Truman owned system?):Uncheck the Authenticate as a computer when computer information is available.


  9. Click the Properties button under the EAP type.
  10. Make sure that Validate server certificate is unchecked and Enable Fast Reconnect is checked.
  11. Only for personal systems not owned by Truman, (How do I know if I am using a Truman owned system?):Click Configure near the bottom of the window and make sure Automatically use my Windows Logon name and password is not checked.


  12. Save your settings by clicking OK to exit the open windows. You will need to click OK four times.
  13. Only for personal systems not owned by Truman (How do I know if I am using a Truman owned system?)You will be prompted to enter your credentials by a balloon in the bottom right corner of your screen. Click on this balloon:

    Next, enter your username and password. Enter TRUMAN for the Logon domain then click OK.


  14.  Click the Process logon information balloon in the bottom right corner of your screenA Validate Server Certificate window will appear. Click the OK button to confirm the certificate.
  15.  The TrumanSecureWireless should now be connected.

You will not be prompted for your username and password or to validate the server certificate every time you connect. These are only needed when you first setup the wireless connection.

If you change your password in the future your wireless connection will prompt you for the new password.